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Photo of cracked egg shells set in a room of mirrors. Brown shells occupy the center of the image while white shells are placed farther back.
photograph of underwear scrunched up with a lit candle at the center. Set with a black background and green/pink lights hitting the fabric.
Black and White Photograph of two people staged on a cluster of rocks with city buildings in the background.
Ghost Image

Zhidong Zhang is an artist, educator, and plant lover. Their practice explores social, political, cultural, and sexual relationships among the institution, the body, and modes of embodiment. Working primarily with photography, text, and installation, their work negotiates and creates narratives where image-making becomes a form of history-making. Zhang’s practice and process invite alternative, autonomous modes of identity construction through/by/via metabolizing bodies that are often overlooked, eroticized, or politicized.

Zhang’s work has appeared in i-D Magazine, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Boston Art Review, and among others. Recent awards include the 2023 Creator Labs Photo Fund, the 2023 Collective Futures Fund, and a Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship in 2021. They were a participant at the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, an artist-in-residence at MASS MoCA, Center for Photography at Woodstock, and Boston Center for the Arts.

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